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Joined July 2011
Jonathan Swan retweeted
"I submitted what I... still believe is an unclassified manuscript and that the DOD's and others continued redactions are simply arbitrary and unfair... they should relent and allow this manuscript to be published as I wrote it." - Fmr. Def. Secy. Mark Esper on his upcoming book
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U.S. officials have extremely low expectations as world powers resume negotiations with Iran to curb its nuclear program, believing the Iranians aren't yet ready to negotiate seriously axios.com/us-fears-iran-wont…
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Jonathan Swan retweeted
“In another document, Xinjiang’s party secretary, Chen Quanguo, personally commands officials to ‘round up all who should be rounded up’ and says the region’s vocational re-education facilities should be ‘unswervingly operated for a long time’.” theguardian.com/world/2021/n…
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And here's how NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg responded when I asked him what NATO would do if Russia invaded:
.@jonathanvswan presses NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on why Ukraine is still not part of the alliance. Stoltenberg: To be a NATO member, you need to meet NATO standards. Swan: I can think of current NATO members whose governments are deeply corrupt, undemocratic. #AxiosOnHBO
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Jonathan Swan retweeted
This is really something. A political party is paying for a former president’s legal bills for an investigation into his private business practices >
The Republican Party agreed to pay some of Trump’s legal bills in the N.Y. investigation about his finances. The party has paid lawyer Ronald Fischetti about $120k so far. W/⁦@Fahrenthold⁩ and crew: washingtonpost.com/politics/…
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Deeply chilling and important interview. Steve marries on-the-ground reporting with calm and skillful technique. Far more effective than the “confrontational” TV theatrics you might imagine in such an interview.
Trying to press Alexander Lukashenko on human rights in Belarus. You can watch a 24-min version of our interview today on @BBCWorld at 0930, 1530 & 1830 GMT. Also here bit.ly/32oRPar Camera/edit @mattgodtv Camera @AntonChicherov Producer @BBCWillVernon @BBCNews
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Jonathan Swan retweeted
The Republican Party agreed to pay some of Trump’s legal bills in the N.Y. investigation about his finances. The party has paid lawyer Ronald Fischetti about $120k so far. W/⁦@Fahrenthold⁩ and crew: washingtonpost.com/politics/…
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Jonathan Swan retweeted
Trump and his team put no pressure on Parnell to quit the race, according to aides for both men, and the former president wasn’t expected to make an immediate endorsement of another candidate, according to people familiar with his thinking. wsj.com/articles/republican-… via @WSJ
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Jonathan Swan retweeted
JUST NOW: Amazing...see China censor @CNN in real time as @willripleyCNN reports on tennis star Peng Shuai.
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.@jonathanvswan asks @RashidaTlaib if she'd still push to end the filibuster if Republicans win the White House & Congress in 2024. Tlaib: Of course … I mean, if there's a tool though... Swan: Here we go … this is interesting. #AxiosOnHBO
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NEW: Rep. Rashida Tlaib told #AxiosOnHBO she's "fearful" of the fate of Biden's social spending bill in the Senate because "corporate Dems" — including Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema — are serving special interests. trib.al/9cNZKtw
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Jonathan Swan retweeted
.@jonathanvswan presses @RepRashida on her support for abolishing the filibuster: Do you think America would be better off today if the filibuster had not existed during the Trump years? Tlaib: I mean, it would have been unfortunate, of course. #AxiosOnHBO
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Jonathan Swan retweeted
NATO's top officer, Adm. Rob Bauer, told me at Halifax this wknd Russia's massing of troops near Ukraine is worrying in the number, type, and placement of forces, but also "it looks more thought through than the [buildup] we saw in spring."
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Jonathan Swan retweeted
Important public service announcement #PengShuai
#PengShuai's CGTN-released letter and social media posts are but a variation on their use of TV-confessions (no longer possible for them to air) - the purpose is the same (and likely the methods of producing it). #WhereIsPengShuai safeguarddefenders.com/sites…
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Jonathan Swan retweeted
Mental note: Don’t take political advice from Barry Goodman. washingtonpost.com/politics/…
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